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Rape Culture: Normalizing Sexual Violence

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what rape culture is and its various facets. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation"

Written By: Shashank Ramachandran

If you feel you have been a victim or survivor of rape, sexual assault or any crime that has been mentioned in this article, here are some resources that can help you:

Organization Name

Email

Phone Number

Details

National Commission for Women

+91-11-26944880, +91-11-26944883

The Pranjya Trust

+914424811255

Snehalaya

give@snehalaya.org

+91 0241 2778353


What is rape culture?

Rape culture is a cultural or social environment where rape is prevalent and is normalized by members of societies. This is a culture where sexual violence is not looked at as a crime but rather as the norm, through various behaviors such as victim blaming and slut-shaming.

What behaviors are associated with rape culture?

Alcohol and sexual violence?

How can we prevent or reduce rape culture?

Is there any legal framework in India relevant to rape culture?

What are the references for this article?








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